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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | Genetics
Category: Laboratory/Pathology
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 687952
Date Posted: 7/26/2022
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This is a part-time position, 10 hours / week

The Genetic Counselor Assistant is an integral part of the Genetics Division and under the supervision of Genetic Counselor Lead, contributes to patient care through case preparation, optimization of clinic and administrative workflows, and collaboration to ensure family-centered care.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Composes correspondence and independently generates other communications, including, but not limited to, e-mails, record requests, and lab review through effective use of appropriate software application and/or media.
  2. Prepares patient’s chart for clinic visit by gathering necessary documentation, updating EMR prior to the visit, and notifying participants of changes to ensure timely communication and a productive visit.
  3. Assists patients, families and others with hospital related inquiries/concerns.
    • Management of incoming phone calls and emails related to genetic services and referrals.
  4. Provides administrative support to the department and coordinates and organizes clinic workflow and communications, including phone management, e-mail correspondence, file maintenance and chart preparation to provide for optimum efficiency in the clinic.
  5. Rotates as a medical scribe while accompanying the practitioner during patient interview and examination.
    • Documents the practitioner dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical and surgical history, family and social histories, and medications and allergies.
    • Documents physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the practitioner.
    • Documents the results of laboratory and radiographic studies as dictated by the practitioner.
    • Documents the correct time of patient care related activities, including practitioner to practitioner communication, family communication and re-examination of the patient.
    • Assists the practitioner in navigating the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and may locate information for review as requested by the practitioner (i.e., previous notes, reports, test results, and laboratory results). Also, may research information requested by the practitioner.
    • Ensures the practitioner reviews all documentation completed by the medical scribe when the patient encounter has concluded. This includes making any necessary amendments and signing the chart. The practitioner is ultimately responsible for documentation of the patient’s encounter.
    • Ensures authentication takes place before the practitioner and medical scribe leave the patient care area and that all orders for patient care are communicated by the practitioner.
  6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 1-2 years post high school education Required
2. Bachelor’s degree in a biological/health science. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Minimum of 2 years medical experience in a hospital setting or a private practice. Preferred
2. Experience and understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. Required
3. Previous experience with or ability to translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Ability to multi-task and consistently communicate in a professional manner including writing routine reports and correspondence; proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Ability to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production. Required
2. Ability to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software and transcription software. Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of the team approach to patient care and documentation. Required
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co workers, interdepartmental contacts, and patients/families. Required
4. Punctuality and preparedness for all shifts and work-related activities. Required
5. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated. Must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
12. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
13. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
14. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
I have reviewed the qualifications, physical requirements and occupational exposure/risk potential for this position and wish to apply